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Nursing (MSN) Online

The Montclair State University School of Nursing MSN degree program prepares nurses for career opportunities in Nursing Administration, Nursing Education, and Clinical Research. Graduates demonstrate the knowledge and skills required for today’s dynamic healthcare environment and the future.

Montclair State University’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) is one of New Jersey’s most affordable and flexible nursing master’s programs. There’s still time to apply and start in September.

Our degree specializations in Nursing Administration, Nursing Education, and Clinical Research provide opportunities for ongoing career advancement, recognition of expertise through national certification, and participation in national organizations. Career possibilities include:

  • Nursing Education specialty: positions as instructors and professors in a variety of academic and clinical settings.
  • Nursing Administration specialty: positions in community, long-term and acute care facilities with opportunities for expanding opportunities in management
  • Clinical Research specialty: positions in academic medical centers, private practices, regulatory agencies, and pharmaceutical and other scientific companies as research coordinators, monitors, auditors and clinical trials managers.

Earn your degree—in your time—in your way.

The master’s degree program in nursing at Montclair State University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

If you are interested in becoming a registered nurse (RN), but earned your baccalaureate degree in a non-nursing discipline, learn how you can enter the nursing profession through the Pre-Licensure MSN program.

Please refer to our programs of study page for a comprehensive list of all of the graduate programs offered within the university.

Admission Requirements

To qualify, you must have licensure as an RN in good standing or eligibility for RN licensure if a new graduate. New graduate nurses must successfully pass the NCLEX RN within 6 months of matriculation.

The Office of Graduate Admissions requires the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree in order to be eligible to apply for a graduate program. Applicants with non-U.S. degrees, please visit the International Applicants page to review the U.S. degree equivalency information.

Application Checklist

In order to make applying for graduate school as seamless as possible for you, we have
created an application checklist. This checklist can be a reference point for you during the
application process to ensure that you have a comprehensive understanding of the steps
needed to apply, as well as all of corresponding supplemental materials for your specific
program of interest.

  • Application Deadline: Rolling Admission.
  • Submit Online Application: Please create your online account and submit your application by following the general application instructions. Once this step has been completed, the online portal will allow you to upload your supplemental materials.

The following is a list of the supplemental materials that will accompany your application for the Nursing, Nursing Administration (MSN) program:

  • Transcript: (One) from each college attended.
  • Essays/Personal Statement: A one-page personal statement. The personal statement should explain your reason for applying to the program, learning goals, and relevant professional experience.
  • Letters of Recommendation: Two (2)
  • Resume: Required
  • Applicants with non-U.S. degrees, please visit the International Applicants page to review the US degree equivalency information.

If you have any general questions regarding the application process and requirements, please email or call us:
Office of Graduate Admissions
Telephone: 973-655-5147
Fax: 973-655-7869

If you have specific inquiries regarding your program of interest, please contact the Director of Graduate Nursing:

Program Director: Dr. Joan Valas
Location: The School of Nursing and The Graduate School 391
Telephone: 973-655-3605